Building a data science team for the enterprise

Data scientists are no magicians, but they are in high demand. Researchers and analysts in this space recognize the diversity and explosion of Big Data, but the only way enterprises are going to be able to prepare for the future of Big Data is with a data science team capable of working with dirty data, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Awesome Hacking

When we hear the word hacker today, our minds often wander. We end up picturing a creepy person in dark clothing, in a dark room, maliciously gaining unauthorized access to systems in corporations and governments. While hacker is synonymous with “criminal” or “bad-guy/girl,” there are all kind of hackers in the hacker community. A trending GitHub … continue reading

The rise of automation: Why coding is becoming a job for everyone

In today’s IT community, automation is quite a buzzword. We hear about it a lot — from marketing and sales force automation to workload management automation and the automation of software related to business processes. But why is it so important? Essentially, automation is about taking the traditional computing resources of the business to the next level. … continue reading

Stack Overflow sunsets Documentation, AGL UCB 4.0, and Amazon considers new cloud service — SD Times news digest: August 3, 2017

Stack Overflow is retiring Documentation on August 8. While Stack Overflow had high hopes for the new initiative, their research showed new users weren’t coming to Documentation, and they needed a larger team to fix Documentation for developers. According to a Stack Overflow entry: “After August 8, 2017 at 1700 UTC, we’ll disable proposed changes … continue reading

Appian survey: Low-code platforms market on the rise

In order to compete with rapidly transforming markets, IT leaders are leveraging low-code platforms to support digital process automation, digital customer engagement and digital transformation, according to an Appian survey released today. “Forrester predicts the low-code platforms market will reach over $10B in revenue by 2019,” said Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian. Appian also provides … continue reading

Guest View: Four checkpoints on IT’s cycle to cutting cloud costs

Currently, IT teams are moving a mile a minute in their cloud-enabled environments, and for many, the pennies are starting to add up. The average U.S. business predicts it will spend $1.8M on the cloud in 2017, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees predict they will spend $10M or more. And shockingly, RightScale estimates … continue reading

Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year … continue reading

Couchbase: IT senior leaders fear falling behind in digital innovation

Despite all the hype around digital transformations, today’s enterprises still feel they’re at risk of being left behind by their industries, according to new research from Couchbase. The research puts a microscope on whether data strategies today are supporting customer engagement and experience. According to data from Couchbase’s global survey released today, senior IT leaders … continue reading

The coming impact of GDPR on digital businesses

Time is quickly running out for businesses not prepared for the May 2018 introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has the potential to impact any business that interacts with customers that are members of the EU. Preparing for compliance means that CISOs (or other IT professionals) will have to act … continue reading

Survey: Challenges around mobile app strategy stifle innovation for business leaders

Businesses value mobile technology, but they’re discovering deploying and managing mobile applications isn’t so easy. According to a survey released today from Kony, Inc., businesses are still unsatisfied with the apps they have, and organizations note that issues with IT are holding them back. Kony partnered with Wakefield Research and surveyed more than 1,000 business … continue reading

Enforcing enterprise security policies on hybrid cloud

Server provisioning has historically played a key role in IT’s control over enterprise systems: IT approved and provisioned developers’ requests for compute resources, enforcing security controls and policies along the way. Cloud technologies are being adopted widely, creating hybrid environments. Cloud undermines the traditional provisioning model; developers can now allocate resources themselves with the swipe … continue reading

Guest View: Machine learning analytics takes its place in IT

Today, we’re seeing more and more businesses transitioning their business critical applications that demand consistent high performance to virtual environments. This trend has created a new set of hurdles for IT teams. The shared resources and intrinsic complexity of virtual environments make finding and fixing performance issues much more difficult than in traditional environments. However, … continue reading

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